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Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Most of our every day activities need energy in order to take place. At work we need energy for appliances like computers or machinery, when the climate changes we need energy for heating or cooling, and we need energy for food production.

With one in five people still lacking access to modern electricity, it is obvious that there is a great need for more reliable energy for all.

Billions of people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating, in turn this contributes to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. The aim of Goal 7 is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Thus, not only ensuring energy for all, but also ensuring that the energy is sustainable and not carbon intensive.

As the United Nations states on their Sustainable Development website, Sustainable energy is opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet.

An Introduction to Goal 7

Written and created by our team in Pez Maya, Mexico

Our Data

GBP spent on energy efficient initiatives

GBP raised by the GVI Trust for energy efficient initiatives

Worldwide Data

5

One in five people

still lacks access to modern electricity

5

3 billion people

rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating

5

Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change

accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions

5

Reducing the carbon intensity of energy

is a key objective in long-term climate goals

Our Related UN Target

7.5

By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and
sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island
developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support

Recent Highlights & Achievements